Keys to understanding identity

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Keys to understanding identity

  1. 1. Keys to understanding identity<br />
  2. 2. Defining identity <br /> Identity is the reflective self-conception or self-image we derive from family, gender, cultural, ethnic and individual socialization.<br />
  3. 3. The 4 keys<br /><ul><li>Family & Gender Socialization
  4. 4. Cultural-Ethnic Identity Formation
  5. 5. Group Membership: Boundary Crossing
  6. 6. Ethnic-Cultural Identity Change Process</li></li></ul><li>Social identities vs. personal identity <br />Social identities = cultural or ethnic membership identity, gender identity, sexual orientation identity, social class identity, age identity, disability identity or professional identity.<br />Personal identities = include any unique attributes that we associate with our individual concept of self in comparison to others.<br />
  7. 7. Family socialization<br />
  8. 8. Gender Socialization<br /> Gender identity refers to the meanings and interpretations we hold concerning our self-images and expected other-images of femaleness and maleness.<br />
  9. 9. Cultural identity conceptualization<br /> Cultural identity is the emotional significance we attach to our sense of belonging or affiliation with the larger culture.<br /><ul><li>Value Content refers to the standards or expectations people use to make evaluations </li></ul>(e.g. individualism/collectivism)<br /><ul><li>Cultural identity salience is the strength of the affiliation we fill with our larger culture</li></li></ul><li>Ethnic Identity<br /> Ethnic identity is “inherently a matter of ancestry, of beliefs about the origins of one’s forebears” <br />(Alba, 1990, p. 37 as cited in Ting-Toomy & Chung, 2005).<br />
  10. 10. Boundary Crossing<br />Enculturation refers to the sustained primary socialization process of strangers in their original culture.<br />
  11. 11. Boundary crossing<br />When we are moving from our culture of origin to the to other cultural groups, we can experience multiple <br />

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